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Morale research over the past several years documents a crisis in the library profession and a 2021 report by Ithaka S+R reveals a confidence deficit in library administrators around work towards equity, diversity, inclusivity and belonging. The connections between belonging, resilience, and morale are strong and immediate action is required to address the crisis. This article posits that a strategic approach to leadership development, with a focus on coaching, is key to bridging the gap. Authentic and adaptive leadership models as supportive strategies are explored and a coaching approach to management is presented to launch readers into their next action.
Taylor and Francis
: belonging; wellbeing; leadership development; morale; equity, diversity, and inclusivity; coaching
Library and Information Science
Vogel, Kristin and Erickson, Sue, "Wellbeing, EDIB, and the Promise of Leadership Development" (2021). Faculty Creative and Scholarly Works. 50.